I drove to two different installation gates on Sabre Jet Blvd, only found locked gates and no event signage indicating I was at the right location. In frustration, I bailed on this event and was able to make it to an alternate organized event just down the street that was EXPERTLY organized and wonderfully supported (Pedal for Pooches held by the Briggs Animal Adoption Center http://www.baacs.org). I'll not waste my time with future events held by the 167th Airlift Wing. Thanks.
This event was well organized. The Air Base was very easy to find Re: 167th Airlift Wing C-5K, 2012 Reviews, Accessing the base was easy Re: 167th Airlift Wing C-5K, 2012 Reviews and Registration/Check-in was very easy. They had chip timing, which was impressive Re: 167th Airlift Wing C-5K, 2012 Reviews for a smaller event.
They had several sponsors who donated door prizes, and I personally found it very cool to be able to tour one of the jets and have my picture taken in front of one as well.
I will run this event again in the future, and will likely attend the air show at the base this fall.
In response to the above comment, there is only one entrance on Sabre Jet Blvd, sorry you missed it. We had no problems finding and making this event. It was well organized, fun, and a great race course. I loved that a kids run was incorporated and that my daughter could participate. Only complaint was the weather, cold, and they can't do anything about that. Ran this event last year and also had no issues, will continue to run in future as well.
Registered 2 months early. All set to go. Cought a cold on Friday. I was in no condition to run on Saturday morning. Actually, I'm still not in any condition to run today (Sunday).
Gave it 5 stars. Easy to find (from Winchester) and the event was very well organized. Great shirts and giveaways, the price was right and my kids loved touring the C-5 Galaxy so the whole family had fun. Even had a free 1-mi fun run for the kids which was a pleasant surprise. This will be an annual event for me to run and we'll be back for the airshow in Sept! Nice job guys!
5 Stars. A very unique and cool venue. Was very impressed with the great tech shirt and the post run food and beverages...all for $25. How cool is it that you get to tour a C-5 (before and after the race) and run a 5K around them...ok the pilot inside of me was 'ecstatic'